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October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
We grieve with the Jewish community after the killings at the Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. As in Charleston, hate and violence entered a welcoming place of worship killing primarily elders that anchored a community. The inhumanity and horror of the murders cannot be... Keep reading »
October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
Despite widespread calls to ensure “Black Lives Matter” we grieve again as two more people are killed by what by all appearances is a White supremacist or nationalist soon after he had attempted to enter a house of worship. Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones were simply running errands when... Keep reading »
October 22, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
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New York NY - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right To Adequate Housing Leilani Farha was in New York City last week to discuss her thematic report on Informal Settlements at the UN. While in New York City, Ms Farha met with several civil society groups. Her first meeting with civil society was held... Keep reading »
October 22, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The Trump administration plans to legally redefine sex and gender , starting with young people. This plan, while not yet officially announced, would effectively exclude trans and non-binary students from legal protections under Title IX, paving the way for the further erosion of basic civil rights... Keep reading »
October 3, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Last week, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) helped local authorities bring a labor trafficking case against construction contractor Ricardo Batres – making this one of the first labor trafficking cases filed in Minnesota. Batres knowingly recruited undocumented men to work for his... Keep reading »
October 1, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights
NESRI joined with Black Women's Blueprint, DC Rape Crisis Center, and Marsha P. Johnson Center in sponsoring the March for Black Women in New York City, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. The marches called for a New Social Contract to address the multiple issues that disproportionately... Keep reading »
September 25, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
September 12, 2018, marked the six-year anniversary of the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan, which killed nearly 300 workers. This was this the single deadliest factory fire in the history of modern garment production and the deadliest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history. The fire... Keep reading »
September 17, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Work with Dignity
On the one-year anniversary of the of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment entitled “#MeToo, What’s Next? Turning a Movement into Action.” Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, the... Keep reading »
September 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
Healthcare Profiteers Put On Notice Actions across the state September 10-17 At every level of our healthcare system, profiteering entities like Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), insurance companies, nursing care facilities and prison healthcare providers are preventing people from getting quality... Keep reading »
August 14, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Baltimore will spend $20 million dollars a year on an affordable housing trust , with funding coming from two excise taxes on real estate transactions over one million dollars and other allocations. The trust will be used to create, rehabilitate and preserve more than 4,100 units of affordable... Keep reading »

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